Help me identify my mystery hen!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by superkt, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. superkt

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    I bought this hen as a chick off a woman in my city who runs a medium chicken farm. She'd had a few glasses of wine before I stopped by so she wasn't tip-top on telling me what I was buying :p Luckily I wasn't after any particular breed. She thought this one was an Australorp though. She's smaller than my barred rock hen, is a tad on the noisy side and tends to be rather friendly and likes to be pet. Today was the first day she laid eggs (or second day) and I have two. They're both small/medium sized and pretty white but one has a pinkish hue (very feint). I cannot for the life of me figure out what she is! I also have an easter egger who is about 3 weeks older and isn't laying yet. I don't know for sure if these eggs are my mystery hen's (Woody) or if they could possibly be the easter egger (Cinnamon). Any ideas?

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  3. superkt

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    The google image search looks very much like her! But then again so did a lot of others :p But I do believe you're on to something! The egg pic I uploaded looks more tan than it actually is. The other egg I have inside looks very white. Thank you!
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is that a rose comb or a single comb?
     
  5. superkt

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    I had to go catch her for some pictures. Hopefully this helps. I tried looking at the comb types but I am not really sure!

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  7. superkt

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    The woman I bought her from breeds multiple breeds...possible she could be a cross breed of some sort? I've seen so many that look like her and its hard to narrow down!
     
  8. Veer67

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    Though rosecombs are a bantam breed, from your first picture she looks like a large fowl.
     
  9. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking that she's probably a cross now.
     
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    She is not very large. My biggest is my barred rock (who is now my avatar). This hen is a little bit tall but she's not very fluffy. I've seen a few bantam chickens and I'd say she's bigger than the ones I've seen (though I'm sure it varies from breed to breed). If I could get all the girls together for a pic, I'm sure it'd help! They're out grazing now and want nothing to do with me or my camera. :p Perhaps she will forever remain my mystery girl!
     

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